turkey already in fridge

Hi. I bought my turkey yesterday at Whole Foods from their cooler, but upon getting it home, I felt it was closer to refrigerated than frozen and refreezing it seemed like a bad idea. It has a sell by date of the 28th. Will it stay fresh enough in my fridge until Thursday?

  • Posted by: lisadeal
  • November 19, 2012


FutureChef November 19, 2012
In agreement with the rest. It will keep and is safe. I will go one step further to say that it's actually kind of a good thing because most chefs (inclusion Thomas Keller) recommend putting your poultry in the refrigerator so that you get your skin to get a really nice crispy skin when you cook it so props! Just think about brining until Wednesday so you get a nice moist turkey to go with the crispy crust.
cratecooking November 19, 2012
You bet! An average turkey takes 2-3 days to thaw in the fridge before cooking anyway, and should generally be fresh up to a day past the sell-by date.
Marian B. November 19, 2012
That should be fine! Just keep it in the fridge -- don't re-freeze it.
Monita November 19, 2012
It should be ok. Make sure it's in the coldest part of the fridge.
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